Using "A Private Universe" Video in Teacher Workshops

Printed from the Annenberg Media Math and Science Project Teachers' Lab at

"A Private Universe" has been used extensively and successfully in workshop settings. While the usual participants are in-service teachers, the workshop may also include pre-service teachers, curriculum developers, administrators, parents or educational researchers. The workshop suggestions below assume that the primary participants are in-service teachers. The workshop approach may be adapted to needs of different audiences.

Suggested Workshop Plan
All elements of the following plan for a workshop have been tested by workshop presenters in a variety of settings. The workshop elements listed below are suggestions to use in tailoring a plan to fit your particular goals and audience. Adopt, adapt, or discard elements as you wish.

Before Showing "A Private Universe"

While Showing "A Private Universe"

After Showing "A Private Universe"

Workshop Closing

This activity is from "A Private Universe" Teacher's Guide, produced by the Science Media Group of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

© 1994 The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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